Fitzsimmons Signature Comparison
- Note the handwriting
slants to the right and is consistent in all 18 examples.
- Note #’s 1, 2, 3, 4 and
5 all have the same inscription “With Best wishes”. Note the curl at
the beginning of the “W” (up, down and up) before starting the
letter is consistent in all 5 examples.
- #’s 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
the pen lifts after the “W” in “With”, the “s” in “best”, and the
first “s” in “wishes” are consistent in all 5 examples. Also note
the dotting of the “i” in “wishes” is off to the right and over the
“s” in all 5 examples. Note the “h” in “wishes” he starts the letter
at the bottom, then goes up and then back down to complete the
letter (confirmed in #’s 8 & 13).
- “Fitzsimmons” note the
pen lifts after the “F”, the “t”, the first “s” and second “m” is
consistent in all examples (provide magnifier to show our example is
not a continued stroke in the mentioned letters). Note the “F”
starts up, then down, then loops over backwards to the left before
coming down and ends with a tail is consistent in all examples. Note
the beek of the “F” goes right, then down is consistent in all
examples. Note the “z” slants sharply down to the left in all
examples. Note the dotting of the “i” is off to the right and over
the “m” in virtually all examples.
- “Bob” note the pen lifts
after the first “B” in all examples signed “Bob”. Note the letter
formation in the capital “B”, starts at the top, comes downward,
then makes an upward loop to the left back, then comes down. Note
the top loop in his capital “B’s” consistently goes up over where he
starts the letter and points upward and to the right rather than a
right facing rounded curve. Consistent in #’s 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and
- Note the ink runs on to
the mount and is consistent with the ink on the photograph which
eliminates the possibility of this being a copy of an autographed
- Note the handwriting in
the item in question as with all exemplars shows fluent strokes with
no stops and restarts in any of the letter formations.
- Note the handwriting is
not jagged as would be consistent with slow moving strokes which is
notable in forged or traced signatures.
- Note the item in
question is a cabinet card by White Studios vintage to the period
and note a modern photograph on Kodak, Fuji, etc. paper.
- Note the autograph is
not signed with a modern writing instrument such as a ballpoint or
flair type pen but rather signed with an ink which is consistent to